This type of sextant was introduced during World War II. The limb is graduated to single degrees. A drum micrometer, the teeth of which mesh with teeth cut into the edge of the limb, reads to 1 minute and, with vernier, to 6 seconds of arc.
Ref: Benjamin Dutton, Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (Annapolis, Md., 1948), pp. 347-355.